GE HealthCare has expanded its long-term partnership with Tampa General Hospital (TGH), a non-profit hospital, research and academic health centre in Tampa, Florida.

The two have signed an agreement to deploy GE HealthCare’s Imaging and Ultrasound technology solutions in TGH Imaging’s outpatient facilities across the state of Florida.

The expanded collaboration aims to help deliver more precise and timely diagnoses for patients, which can enable more effective treatment plans and improved patient outcomes.

Tampa General Hospital president and CEO John Couris said: “We’re on a mission to transform health care through innovation and technology.

“By investing in GE HealthCare’s technologies, we’re not just focused on enhancing the patient experience, but also improving patient outcomes. Faster and more accurate diagnoses can help lead to better treatment plans and more lives saved.”

TGH Imaging provides advanced radiology services in a comfortable outpatient setting at 21 locations throughout Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, and Palm Beach counties in Florida.

The team comprises over 65 board-certified radiologists, with certifications in all 11 radiology subspecialties and participate in the academic missions of research and teaching.

GE HealthCare’s imaging technologies will help radiologists at TGH Imaging to provide faster and more accurate diagnosis, better treatment planning, and improved patient experience.

Tampa General Hospital enterprise imaging senior vice president Sherri Lewman said: “Patients turn to Tampa General for world-class care, and that requires innovative technologies.

“Through our relationship with GE HealthCare, we are helping to ensure every patient – no matter how simple or complex their condition – has the best chance for the best possible outcome.”

Tampa General Hospital and GE HealthCare share a long-standing collaboration, initiated through a strategic agreement in 2019.

The collaboration enabled the CareComm command centre with GE HealthCare’s Command Center Software and a capital refresh plan throughout TGH facilities.

In March last year, TGH Imaging was the first organisation in the state of Florida to install GE HealthCare’s Omni Legend digital PET/CT system.

GE HealthCare US and Canada president and CEO Catherine Estrampes said: “We continue to value and realize the power of our long-term partnership with Tampa General Hospital and TGH Imaging.

“Our shared respect and the openness with which we collaborate have allowed us to make real progress together in executing creative solutions to address current healthcare challenges.”